“The Cardinals have had 13 members of the organization test positive for COVID-19 in the last week, including seven players and six staff members,” the league said in a statement. “The Club, which has been in quarantine since Thursday, will stay in Milwaukee and their personnel will continue to be tested daily. The tentative plan is for the team to resume its regular schedule on Friday against the Chicago Cubs in St. Louis.”
Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said that five members of the organization who tested positive are asymptomatic, while eight have symptoms which include headaches, sniffles and a low grade fever.
The people who tested positive are all back in St. Louis, according to Mozeliak.
He was asked Monday about reports that some members of the team went to a casino, breaking MLB protocol.
“I have no factual reason to believe that is true,” he said. I have not seen any proof. If someone was at a casino, that would be disappointing.”
After one player and three staff members tested positive Saturday, the Cardinals’ three-game weekend series with Milwaukee was postponed.
The Cardinals’ series against Detroit was scheduled to be a home-and-home, but instead the Cardinals and Tigers were switched to having all four games in Detroit, with a doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday.
“It’s hard to think about the future when you’re literally just trying to get through the day,” Mozeliak said.
“We’re going to do everything we can to try to play. The morale up here is good, all things considered,” Mozeliak said. “I do think people are tired of sitting in their room, but you’ve got to put safety first.”
The Marlins were the first team with a widespread outbreak of the coronavirus. They haven’t played since July 26 but are now supposed to resume Tuesday.
Because the outbreak occurred in the visiting clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies were sidelined for a week while they were tested daily.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.